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Travel Buggy Foldable Electric Wheelchair
- Folds like a Lawn Chair
- Lightweight and Easy to Drive
- Fits in any Vehicle
- Turns on a Dime
- Great for Indoor & Outdoor Use
- Allowed on Airplanes
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Our most stylish power chair, VISTA, is the perfect combination of style & comfort. It offers the best value for money.SHOP NOW $2,649 or as low as $85.46/mo*
- Easy to Use and Fold
- Weighs only 50 lbs
- 11.5 mi Driving Range
- Capacity up to 300 lbs
Our most stylish power chair, VISTA, is the perfect combination of style & comfort. It offers the best value for money.
SHOP NOW $2,649 or as low as $85.46/mo*
- Easy to Use and Fold
- Weighs only 50 lbs
- 11.5 mi Driving Range
- Capacity up to 300 lbs
Our most feature rich chair EVER! The CITY 2 PLUS is designed for ultimate comfort and performance on longer rides.SHOP NOW $2,999 or as low as $96.76/mo*
- Adjustable for Plus Sized Users
- Disassembles to 3-Pieces
- 15.5 mi Driving Range
- Capacity up to 395 lbs
Our most feature rich chair EVER! The CITY 2 PLUS is designed for ultimate comfort and performance on longer rides.
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- Adjustable for Plus Sized Users
- Disassembles to 3-Pieces
- 15.5 mi Driving Range
- Capacity up to 395 lbs
Our lightest power chair. Weighs just over 40 lbs! Designed so anyone can lift it yet capable of holding 265 lbs. Most Convenient power chair!SHOP NOW $2,299 or as low as $74.17/mo*
- Ultra lightweight & Easy to Fold
- Weighs only 43 lbs
- 9.5 mi Driving Range
- Capacity up to 265 lbs
Our lightest power chair. Weighs just over 40 lbs! Designed so anyone can lift it yet capable of holding 265 lbs. Most Convenient power chair!
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- Ultra lightweight & Easy to Fold
- Weighs only 43 lbs
- 9.5 mi Driving Range
- Capacity up to 265 lbs
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the top-rated adult electric wheelchairs?
Travel Buggy offers a range of top-rated electric wheelchairs designed to meet various needs and preferences. We have A+ rating on Better Business Bureau, a 5 star rating on Amazon and Facebook, and Google. Our models are recognized for their quality, durability, and innovative features. Here are some of the standout features of our top models:
CITY 2 PLUS Model: Our City Model is a heavy-duty yet lightweight foldable power wheelchair, perfect for those who are always on the go. It has removable wheels for ease of transport, and has a long battery life, making it ideal for taller and plus sized users or those looking those extra creature comforts like reclining backrest and wider seating.
DASH ULTRA-LITE Model: This Model is the lightest and most compact foldable wheelchair we offer. It's perfect for those who need a wheelchair that's easy to carry and store, but still offers the power and reliability that Travel Buggy is known for.
VISTA Model: The VISTA Model is our most versatile electric wheelchair. It combines the compact design of the DASH ULTRA-LITE Model with the power and durability of the CITY 2 PLUS. It's perfect for those who want the best of both worlds.
All our models come with a range of customizable options, allowing you to tailor your Travel Buggy to your specific needs. They are all rigorously tested for safety and durability, and come with our commitment to excellent customer service and support. With Travel Buggy, you're not just getting a top-rated electric wheelchair, you're getting a reliable travel companion.
How to choose the best electric wheelchair for seniors?
Choosing the best electric wheelchair depends on several factors that are unique to each individual's needs and lifestyle. Here's how you can make the best choice with Travel Buggy:
Understand Your Needs: The first step in choosing the best electric wheelchair is understanding your specific needs. Do you need a wheelchair for everyday use or for occasional outings? Will you be using it mostly indoors, outdoors, or a mix of both? Understanding your needs as well as your body weight and height will help you choose the right model.
Consider the Model: Travel Buggy offers several models, each designed for different lifestyles and needs. Our CITY 2 PLUS Model is perfect for urban environments and taller or plus sized users, while our VISTA Model offers a balance of compact design and power, suitable for a variety of environments. If you prioritize lightness and compactness, our DASH ULTRA-LITE Model is ideal for travel.
Check the Specifications: Look at the specifications of each model. Consider factors like weight capacity, speed, range, and size (folded and unfolded). All our models offer a balance of power, comfort, and portability, but the specifications can help you choose the one that's perfect for you. READ SPECIFICATIONS
Customize Your Chair: Travel Buggy offers a range of customization options. You can from over 20 different accessories, and even seatcolors. This allows you to tailor your electric wheelchair to your specific needs and preferences.
Customer Support and Warranty: Finally, consider the support and warranty offered by the company. At Travel Buggy, we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and our comprehensive warranty. We're always here to help you with any questions or issues you may have. Make sure to read the reviews of real customers to get an idea about the quality of the product as well as the customer service.
Remember, the best electric wheelchair is the one that fits your lifestyle, meets your needs, and gives you the freedom and independence you desire. With Travel Buggy, you're sure to find a model that does just that.
What are the types of folding electric wheelchairs?
There are several types of electric wheelchairs, also known as power wheelchairs, each designed to meet different needs and lifestyles. Here are some of the most common types: Lightweight Folding Electric Wheelchairs: These are designed for easy transportation and storage. They are often compact and can be folded to fit in the trunk of a car. An example is the Travel Buggy DASH ULTRA-LITE .
Heavy-Duty Folding Electric Wheelchairs: These are designed for users with a higher weight capacity. They are built with sturdy and durable materials to support more weight while still being travel friendly. An example is the Travel Buggy CITY 2 PLUS.
Travel Folding Electric Wheelchairs: These are designed for frequent travelers. They are lightweight, compact, and often approved for airplane travel. All Travel Buggy foldable electric power chairs are approved for airline and cruise travel.
Outdoor Folding Electric Wheelchairs: These are designed for outdoor use with features like larger wheels, longer battery life, and sturdy construction. All Travel Buggy power chairs are perfect for outdoor use with large 12” rear wheels, excellent ground clearance, and shock absorption systems to tackle most outdoor terrains.
Reclining Folding Electric Wheelchairs: These wheelchairs have a reclining feature that allows the user to adjust the backrest angle for comfort. Travel Buggy CITY 2 PLUS has a multi-position 115 degree reclining back to lower tension in the spine.
Pediatric Folding Electric Wheelchairs: These are designed for children and small adults. They are smaller in size and often have adjustable components to grow with the user. The DASH ULTRA-LITE has been a fan favorite amongst our young customers.
Folding electric wheelchairs come in various types to cater to different needs and preferences. At Travel Buggy, we offer several types of folding electric wheelchairs, each with its unique features:
CITY 2 PLUS Model: This model is designed for urban environments and travel. It's compact and lightweight, making it easy to fold and transport. It's perfect for those who need a reliable wheelchair for city living (indoor & outdoor use) and travel.
VISTA Model: The VISTA Model offers a balance of compact design and power. It's suitable for a variety of environments, from indoor use to outdoor adventures. Despite its robust performance, it's still easy to fold and transport.
DASH ULTRA-LITE Model: If you prioritize lightness and compactness, the DASH ULTRA-LITE Model is for you. It's our lightest and most compact model, making it extremely easy to carry, store, and transport. Despite its lightness, it still offers the power and reliability of our other models.
Each of these models folds easily for transport and storage, making them ideal for those who are always on the go. They also come with a range of customizable options, allowing you to tailor your Travel Buggy to your specific needs and preferences. With Travel Buggy, you're sure to find a folding electric wheelchair that fits your lifestyle and gives you the freedom and independence you desire.
What is the differences between a Power Scooter and a Power Wheelchair?
Power scooters and power wheelchairs, both types of motorized mobility aids, serve similar purposes but have distinct features that make them suitable for different needs and lifestyles. Here's a comparison:
Power Scooter: Motorized chair scooters, also known as mobility scooters, are typically designed with a long base and a handlebar for steering. They usually have three or four wheels and a swivel seat. Power scooters are often chosen for their ease of use but are recommended for individuals who have good upper body strength and dexterity. They're great for outdoor use but lack maneuverability indoors.
Power Wheelchair: Portable Power wheelchairs, on the other hand, are controlled by a joystick even with limited upper body strength and dexterity and can have a variety of wheel configurations. They're often more maneuverable in tight spaces, making them ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. Power wheelchairs can also accommodate more complex seating and positioning needs, which can be beneficial for individuals with significant mobility limitations. They also tend to be more compact and easier to store and transport.
At Travel Buggy, our models like the CITY 2 PLUS, VISTA, and DASH ULTRA-LITE combine the best features of both motorized scooters and power wheelchairs. They offer the compact size and maneuverability of power wheelchairs with the comfort and ease of use of power scooters. Plus, they're foldable and portable, making them perfect for travel and easy storage.
Which cars are good for getting an electric wheelchair in?
Choosing a electric wheelchair that will fit comfortably in the back of your vehicle depends on several factors, including the size of the wheelchair, the car's interior space, and whether the car has features like a large trunk or a ramp.
At Travel Buggy, our power wheelchairs are designed to be compact and portable, making them compatible with a wide range of vehicles. Here are some general types of vehicles that are often suitable:
Minivans and Vans: These vehicles often have spacious interiors and large trunks, making them ideal for transporting electric wheelchairs. Some are even designed specifically for wheelchair accessibility and come equipped with ramps and lifts.
SUVs: Many SUVs have large trunks and ample interior space, making them a good option for transporting electric wheelchairs. The rear seats can often be folded down for additional space.
Station Wagons: Station wagons can also be a good option due to their large trunk space and the ability to fold down the rear seats for additional room.
Hatchbacks: Some hatchbacks can accommodate an electric wheelchair, especially our DASH ULTRA-LITE model, which is designed to be especially compact and lightweight.
Remember, it's important to measure the space in your vehicle and compare it with the dimensions of the wheelchair when it's folded to ensure a good fit. At Travel Buggy, we're committed to providing mobility solutions that fit your lifestyle, and that includes making sure our power wheelchairs are easy to transport in a variety of vehicles.
Where can I buy an electric chair?
You can purchase an electric wheelchair from various sources, both online and in-store. However, for quality, reliability, and excellent customer service, we recommend buying directly from Travel Buggy or from one of our authorized resellers. Here's how you can do it:
Online: You can buy directly from this website. We offer a range of models including the CITY 2 PLUS, VISTA, and DASH ULTRA-LITE. You can view detailed specifications, compare models, and place your order directly on our website. We offer shipping across the United States.
Amazon: Travel Buggy is also a top seller on Amazon, consistently ranking among the top 10 best-selling power chairs. You can click here or search for "Travel Buggy" on Amazon to view our products.
SpinLife: Travel Buggy is also a leading seller on Spinlife, consistently making the list of the top 10 best-selling power chairs. You can click here or search for "Travel Buggy" on Spinlife to view our products.
Physical Stores: We have several physical stores across the United States. You can visit these stores to see our models in person, try them out, and speak with our partners’ knowledgeable staff who can help you choose the perfect model for your needs.
Remember, when you buy a Travel Buggy electric wheelchair, you're not just getting a top-rated electric wheelchair, you're also getting our commitment to excellent customer service and support. We're here to help you every step of the way, from choosing the right model to providing after-sales service and support.
How much does it cost to rent a wheelchair?
The cost to rent a wheelchair can vary greatly depending on the type of wheelchair, the rental duration, and the provider. On average, you might expect to pay anywhere from $15 to $50 per day for a manual wheelchair, and $50 to $150 per day for a power wheelchair.
At Travel Buggy, we focus on providing high-quality power wheelchairs for purchase, offering a range of models to suit different needs and budgets. While we don't offer rentals, we believe that owning a Travel Buggy wheelchair can be a cost-effective and convenient solution in the long run, especially for those who need a wheelchair for an extended period or on a regular basis.
If you're considering renting a wheelchair in order to try before you buy, we recommend taking advantage of our 30-day hassle-free return policy to get a feel for your power chair.
Always be sure to ask about the total cost, including any deposits or fees, and what support and service the rental company provides.
Both buying and renting a wheelchair have their own advantages, and the best choice depends on the individual's specific needs and circumstances. Here are some advantages of buying a wheelchair compared to renting:
Long-Term Cost-Effectiveness: While buying a wheelchair requires a larger upfront investment, it can be more cost-effective in the long run if you need a wheelchair for an extended period. Renting can add up over time, and you may end up paying more than the cost of a new wheelchair. Our 0% financing plans OAC make it even more affordable to buy and alleviate any unnecessary stress on your wallet.
Customization: When you buy a wheelchair, you can choose the exact model and features that best fit your needs and preferences. You can select the right size, weight capacity, and other features like foldability or travel range. This isn't always possible with rentals, which may have a limited selection.
Availability: When you own a wheelchair, it's always available when you need it. You don't have to worry about rental availability or returning it by a certain date.
Maintenance and Hygiene: Owning a wheelchair means you're responsible for its maintenance and cleanliness. This can be an advantage as you can ensure it's always kept in good condition and cleaned to your standards.
Resale Value: If you no longer need the wheelchair in the future, you may be able to sell it and recoup some of your investment. This isn't possible with a rental.
At Travel Buggy, we offer a range of high-quality power wheelchairs for purchase, each designed with different needs and lifestyles in mind. We're committed to helping our customers find the right mobility solution for their needs.
How much does electric chair cost?
The cost of an electric wheelchair can vary widely based on the model, features, and the manufacturer. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,500 to $4,000 for a high-quality power wheelchair.
At Travel Buggy, we offer a range of models to suit different needs and budgets:
CITY 2 PLUS Model: This model offers a balance of power, comfort, and portability. It's priced in the mid-range, offering excellent value for its robust features.
VISTA Model: The VISTA Model, with its extended travel range and robust performance, is priced at the higher end of the range. Its advanced features and capabilities justify the investment.
DASH ULTRA-LITE Model: As our lightest model, the DASH ULTRA-LITE is priced at the lower end of the range. Despite its affordability, it still offers excellent performance and portability.
What is the weight capacity of power wheelchairs?
The weight capacity of power wheelchairs can vary significantly depending on the model and manufacturer. At Travel Buggy, our power wheelchairs are designed to accommodate a wide range of body weights to ensure that we can cater to as many users as possible. Here are the weight capacities for our models:
CITY 2 PLUS Model: This model can comfortably support users up to 395 lbs. It's designed to be sturdy and reliable, making it a great choice for users within this weight range. It also comes standard with spacers that increase the seating width from 19.5” to 23” to ensure comfort for all day use.
VISTA Model: The VISTA Model has a weight capacity of up to 300 lbs. It's a robust and versatile model that can handle a variety of environments.
DASH ULTRA-LITE Model: Despite being our lightest and most compact model weighing just 39 lbs, the DASH ULTRA-LITE can still support users up to 265 lbs.
It's important to note that the weight capacity of a power wheelchair is not the only factor to consider when choosing a model. You should also consider factors like the chair's dimensions, comfort, maneuverability, and battery life. At Travel Buggy, we're committed to helping you find the perfect power wheelchair for your needs. We’ve devised this interactive quiz to help you narrow down it down.
How much do electric wheelchairs weigh?
The weight of electric wheelchairs can vary greatly depending on their design, materials, and features. At Travel Buggy, we offer a range of models with different weights to suit various needs and preferences. Here's a breakdown:
CITY 2 PLUS Model: This model weighs just 40 lbs with the wheels removed. It's designed to be compact and lightweight for easy transportation and storage but without compromising on performance and comfort. It includes features like reclining backrest, extendable footrest and arm rests, as well as thick ergonomic seating.
VISTA Model: The VISTA Model weighs 50 lbs. Despite its robust performance, it folds to the size of a suitcase and is our most stylish power chair. Available in 12 different seat and frame color combinations.
DASH ULTRA-LITE Model: True to its name, the DASH ULTRA-LITE is our lightest wheelchair, weighing in at just 39 lbs. It's perfect for those who need a lightweight, easy-to-carry option without compromising on comfort and performance.
Remember, while the weight of the wheelchair is an important factor, especially if you plan to travel with it, it's also crucial to consider other factors like comfort, durability, battery life, and the chair's ability to meet your specific needs. At Travel Buggy, we're here to help you find the perfect balance. Take this short quiz to find the power chair that is perfect for your needs.
What is the distance range for a power wheelchair?
The distance range for a power wheelchair, also known as the travel range, can vary greatly depending on the model, the battery type and size, the weight of the user, and the terrain. At Travel Buggy, our models offer impressive travel ranges to meet various needs:
CITY 2 PLUS Model: This model offers an extra long travel range of up to 15.5 miles on a single charge, making it ideal for urban environments and travel.
VISTA Model: The VISTA Model has a travel range of up to 11.5 miles on a single charge. Its robust battery life makes it suitable for a variety of environments, from indoor use to outdoor adventures.
DASH ULTRA-LITE Model: Despite being our lightest model, the DASH ULTRA-LITE still offers a travel range of up to 9.5 miles on a single charge.
It's important to note that the actual travel range can be influenced by factors such as the user's weight, the terrain, and the overall condition of the wheelchair. Regular maintenance and proper care of the wheelchair and its battery can help ensure optimal performance and extend the travel range.
How long should a power wheelchair last?
The lifespan of a power wheelchair can vary significantly based on several factors, including the quality of the wheelchair, frequency of use, and maintenance. At Travel Buggy, we pride ourselves on the durability and longevity of our power wheelchairs, which are built with high-quality materials and components.
Moreover, we stand behind our products with an industry-leading warranty that covers:
Frame: Our frames, constructed from durable materials like steel or aluminum, are designed to last. We offer a 5-year warranty on the frame of our portable power wheelchairs, ensuring that they stand the test of time.
Motor: The motors in our power wheelchairs are robust and reliable. We provide a 2-year warranty on the motors, reflecting our confidence in their longevity.
Control System: The control system, including the joystick controls, is covered by a 1-year warranty. This is a testament to the quality and durability of our control systems.
Battery: The batteries in our power wheelchairs are designed for longevity. We offer a 1-year warranty on our batteries, ensuring that you can rely on them for consistent performance.
Wear Parts: Parts that experience wear, such as tires, are covered by a 3-month warranty. Regular inspection and replacement when necessary can help ensure a smooth and safe ride.
With proper care and regular maintenance, our power wheelchairs can provide reliable service for several years. And with our industry-leading warranty, you can have peace of mind knowing that we stand behind the quality and durability of our products. At Travel Buggy, we're committed to providing high-quality products and excellent customer service to help you get the most out of your power wheelchair.
What are the lightest wheelchairs?
The weight of a wheelchair can vary greatly depending on its design, materials, and features. At Travel Buggy, we offer a range of models designed to be lightweight while still providing robust performance and comfort.
Our lightest model is the DASH ULTRA-LITE . Weighing in at just 39 lbs, it's one of the lightest power wheelchairs on the market. Despite its lightweight design, it doesn't compromise on performance or comfort, offering a travel range of up to 9.5 miles on a single charge and a weight capacity of 265 lbs.
The CITY 2 PLUS and VISTA models, while slightly heavier, are still designed with portability in mind. The CITY 2 PLUS weighs approximately 58 lbs, and the VISTA model weighs 50 lbs. However, the CITY 2 PLUS features removable wheels, instantly reducing the core weight to 40 lbs. Both models offer a balance of weight, power, and comfort, making them suitable for a variety of needs and lifestyles.
Remember, when choosing a wheelchair, it's important to consider not just the weight of the wheelchair itself, but also its performance, comfort, and how well it fits your lifestyle and mobility needs. At Travel Buggy, we're committed to providing a range of high-quality, lightweight wheelchairs to meet these diverse needs.
How long should an electric wheelchair/scooter battery last?
The lifespan of an electric wheelchair or scooter battery can vary depending on the type of battery, how often the wheelchair is used, and how well the battery is maintained. On average, a battery can last between 1 to 3 years before it needs to be replaced.
In terms of daily use, a fully charged battery typically allows for around 8 to 16 miles of travel, but this can vary based on factors like the weight of the user, the terrain, and the model of the wheelchair.
At Travel Buggy, our power wheelchairs use high-quality lithium-ion batteries. Here's what you can expect from our models:
CITY 2 PLUS Model: This model's battery can last for up to 15.5 miles on a single charge. VISTA Model: The VISTA Model's battery can last for up to 11.5 miles on a single charge. DASH ULTRA-LITE Model: The DASH ULTRA-LITE Model's battery can last for up to 9.5 miles on a single charge. To maximize the lifespan of your battery, it's important to follow proper charging practices. This includes charging the battery fully after each use, not letting the battery fully deplete, and not leaving the battery on the charger for extended periods after it's fully charged. It's also a good idea to store the battery in a cool, dry place when not in use.
Remember, all batteries will eventually need to be replaced. At Travel Buggy, we offer a 1-year warranty on our batteries, and replacement batteries are available for purchase when needed.
How fast do electric chairs go?
The speed of an electric wheelchair can vary depending on the model and the settings chosen by the user. At Travel Buggy, our all terrain electric wheelchairs are designed to offer a balance of speed and safety.
Variable speeds and multiple speed settings are crucial features in electric wheelchairs. They provide the flexibility and control needed to safely and comfortably navigate a variety of environments, from tight indoor spaces to open outdoor areas.
Indoor Navigation: When navigating indoor spaces, precision and control are key. Tight corners, narrow hallways, and crowded areas require a slower speed to ensure safe and accurate maneuvering. A lower speed setting allows for careful navigation around furniture, through doorways, and in small rooms. It also provides the user with more time to react to obstacles or changes in the environment.
Outdoor Navigation: When outside, users may encounter different terrains, slopes, and larger spaces. A higher speed setting allows users to travel efficiently and comfortably in these situations. Whether it's crossing a large parking lot, navigating a park, or traveling down a long sidewalk, a faster speed can make the journey quicker and more enjoyable.
User Comfort and Safety: Multiple speed settings also allow for customization based on the user's comfort and skill level. New users or those with limited mobility may feel more comfortable at a slower speed, while more experienced users may prefer a faster setting. The ability to easily adjust the speed ensures that the wheelchair can be tailored to the user's needs and preferences, enhancing both comfort and safety.
At Travel Buggy, all our power wheelchairs, including the CITY 2 PLUS, VISTA, and DASH ULTRA-LITE models, feature intuitive 360 joysticks with 5 speeds and a top speed of 4.5 mph. This allows users to easily adjust the speed to suit their environment and comfort level, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience.
How to travel with an electric wheelchair on an airplane?
Traveling with an electric wheelchair on an airplane involves a few steps to ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey. Here's a guide on how to do it with a Travel Buggy wheelchair:
Inform the Airline: When booking your flight, inform the airline that you'll be traveling with an electric wheelchair. Different airlines have different policies, so it's important to understand these ahead of time.
Prepare Your Wheelchair: Make sure your wheelchair is ready for travel. This includes fully charging the battery and folding the wheelchair if possible. For Travel Buggy wheelchairs, all models are foldable and designed for easy travel especially due to the extra-long driving range of up to 15.5 miles on a single charge.
Check-In: At the airport, you'll need to check in your wheelchair at the ticket counter. They will give you a tag for your wheelchair. You can use your wheelchair all the way up to the boarding gate.
At the Gate: At the gate, inform the airline staff that you're traveling with an electric wheelchair. They will assist you in transferring to one of the airport's wheelchairs and will take your wheelchair to be stored in the cargo hold. All Travel Buggy models come with quick release batteries that can be removed from the wheelchair and be carried with you in your carry-on. Customers also love our battery bag for easy and safe storage of your long-range batteries.
Arrival: Upon arrival, your wheelchair will be returned to you at the gate or at baggage claim, depending on the airline's policy.
Remember, each airline may have slightly different procedures, so it's always a good idea to check with them before your trip. Travel Buggy wheelchairs are designed to make travel as easy as possible, with features like easy folding and airline-approved batteries. Safe travels!
How to fold a wheelchair?
Folding a power wheelchair has never been easier. Travel Buggy offers a simple 1-step fold process: Simply press or pull the release lock depending on the model and press down on the chair back. All travel Buggy models stand stably upright when folded and can be rolled like a suitcase.
Remember, it's always a good idea to refer to your specific model's user manual for detailed instructions. At Travel Buggy, we design our power wheelchairs with user-friendly features to make folding and transportation as easy as possible.
How wide does a door have to be to fit a wheelchair?
The width of a door to accommodate a wheelchair can vary depending on the size of the wheelchair. However, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards recommend a minimum width of 32 inches for a door's clear opening to allow for comfortable and safe passage of a wheelchair.
At Travel Buggy, our power wheelchairs are designed with compactness in mind to fit through most standard doorways. Here are the widths of our models: CITY 2 PLUS Model: The overall width is 23 inches. VISTA Model: The overall width is 24 inches. DASH ULTRA-LITE Model: The overall width is 24 inches. These dimensions allow our wheelchairs to comfortably pass through most standard doorways. However, it's always a good idea to measure the doorways in your home or any other environment you'll be navigating frequently to ensure your wheelchair will fit comfortably.
How to operate an electric wheelchair by yourself?
Operating an electric wheelchair by yourself can be done with ease once you understand the controls and practice a bit. Here's a general guide on how to operate an electric wheelchair:
Understand the Controls: Electric wheelchairs typically have a joystick on the armrest that controls movement. Pushing the joystick forward moves the wheelchair forward, pulling it back moves the wheelchair backward, and pushing it to the left or right turns the wheelchair in those directions. There may also be buttons to control the speed and turn the power on and off. Travel Buggy wheelchairs come with intuitive 360-degree joysticks that are nimble and responsive to offer the best driving experience for you, while maintaining safety.
Start Slowly: If you're new to using an electric wheelchair, start on the slowest speed setting until you get the hang of the controls. As you become more comfortable, you can gradually increase the speed.
Practice: Spend some time practicing in a safe, open area. Practice moving in all directions, turning, and stopping. This will help you get a feel for how the wheelchair responds to the controls.
Safety First: Always prioritize safety. Avoid steep slopes and uneven surfaces, especially until you're very comfortable with the controls. Use caution when navigating around people or obstacles.
At Travel Buggy, our power wheelchairs are designed with user-friendly controls to make operation as easy as possible. We also provide comprehensive user manuals and customer support to help you get started:
Detailed Manuals: Our comprehensive user manuals provide step-by-step instructions on how to operate our power wheelchairs. They cover everything from the basic controls to more advanced features.
Quick Start Guides: For those who want to get moving quickly, our quick start guides provide a brief overview of the essential information you need to start using your wheelchair.
How-To Videos: We've created a series of how-to videos that visually guide you through the process of setting up and operating your wheelchair. These videos can be particularly helpful if you're a visual learner.
Unboxing Instructions: Our unboxing instructions guide you through the process of unpacking your new wheelchair and getting it set up for the first time.
Customer Support: If you have any questions or run into any issues, our customer support team is always ready to help. Don't hesitate to reach out to us for assistance.
Remember, it's normal to need a little time to get used to operating a new electric wheelchair. Start slowly, practice in a safe area, and make use of the resources we provide to help you get comfortable with your new wheelchair. At Travel Buggy, we're committed to making mobility easy and accessible for everyone.
How do you drive a wheelchair up a steep ramp?
Driving a wheelchair up a steep ramp requires careful maneuvering and control. Here are some general tips for safely navigating a steep ramp with a power wheelchair:
Approach Straight On: Always approach the ramp straight on, not at an angle. This helps maintain balance and prevents the wheelchair from tipping sideways.
Maintain a Steady Speed: Don't try to rush up the ramp. Instead, maintain a steady, controlled speed. Most power wheelchairs, including Travel Buggy models, have variable speed settings that allow you to adjust the speed to a level that feels comfortable and safe.
Lean Forward: If possible, lean your body slightly forward as you ascend the ramp. This can help maintain the wheelchair's balance.
Avoid Stopping Midway: If possible, avoid stopping midway up the ramp, as it can be difficult to start moving again on a steep incline. If you must stop, ensure the brakes are engaged to prevent the wheelchair from rolling backward.
Use a Spotter if Needed: If you're new to navigating ramps or if the ramp is particularly steep, having a spotter can provide an extra level of safety. They can help guide you and provide assistance if needed.
Remember, safety should always be your top priority. If a ramp seems too steep or unsafe, it's best to seek an alternative route or ask for assistance. At Travel Buggy, our all terrain wheelchairs are designed with safety features and controls to help you navigate various terrains and inclines with confidence.
What are the best wheelchairs for cruises?
Choosing the best wheelchair for a cruise depends on several factors, including the individual's mobility needs, the layout of the ship, and the types of activities planned during the cruise. Here are some general features to look for:
Compact and Maneuverable: Cruise ship cabins and corridors can be tight, so a compact and maneuverable travel wheelchair can make navigation easier.
Foldable: A foldable electric wheelchair can be a great asset on a cruise ship, as it can be easily stored in the cabin when not in use.
Durable and Reliable: The travel wheelchair should be durable and reliable, capable of handling a variety of surfaces and conditions.
Comfortable: Comfort is key, especially for longer trips. Look for a wheelchair with a comfortable seat and backrest, and consider features like adjustable armrests and footrests.
At Travel Buggy, our portable electric wheelchairs are designed with these considerations in mind. For instance, our CITY 2 PLUS and VISTA models are compact and maneuverable, making them great for navigating on a cruise ship. They're also foldable for easy storage in your cabin.
Our DASH ULTRA-LITE model, being our lightest model, is especially easy to transport and store, making it an excellent choice for travel, including cruises.
Remember, it's always a good idea to check with the cruise line about their specific policies regarding wheelchairs and to consider the specific layout and amenities of the ship when choosing a wheelchair.
Can I carry an electric wheelchair on a flight?
Yes, you can carry a portable electric wheelchair on a flight, but there are certain guidelines and procedures that you need to follow. Here's a general overview:
Notify the Airline: It's important to notify the airline in advance that you will be traveling with an electric wheelchair. This allows them to make necessary preparations and provide you with any specific instructions.
Check the Airline's Policy: Different airlines have different policies regarding electric wheelchairs. Some may require that the wheelchair be stored in the cargo hold during the flight, while others may allow it to be stored in the cabin if there's space. Always check the airline's policy before your trip.
Battery Requirements: Airlines have specific regulations regarding the types of batteries allowed on flights. Most airlines allow lithium-ion batteries, which are commonly used in electric wheelchairs, but they may need to be removed and carried separately during the flight. Always check the airline's battery policy.
Preparation for the Flight: Before the flight, the wheelchair will need to be prepared for transport. This usually involves folding the wheelchair and securing any loose parts. The airline staff will typically handle the wheelchair from the gate to the plane and ensure it's properly stored during the flight.
At Travel Buggy, our power wheelchairs, including the DASH ULTRA-LITE model, are designed to be travel-friendly. They're compact, lightweight, and easy to fold, making them ideal for air travel. However, it's always important to check with your specific airline for their rules and procedures regarding traveling with a portable electric wheelchair.
What is the best power wheelchair/scooter for air travel?
When it comes to air travel, the best power wheelchair or scooter is one that is compact, lightweight, and easy to maneuver. It should also have batteries that are approved for air travel.
All Travel Buggy models are specifically designed for air travel. Here's why:
Compact and Lightweight: Our compact design makes it easy to maneuver in tight spaces like airplane aisles, and it folds easily for storage during the flight.
Air Travel Approved Batteries: All our models come with lithium-ion batteries that are approved for air travel. Remember, it's important to always check with your airline for their specific rules and regulations regarding traveling with a power wheelchair and batteries.
Easy to Handle: Our models are designed with user-friendly controls, making it easy to operate even in crowded or tight spaces.
Comfortable: Despite its compact size, we don't compromise on comfort. All three Travel Buggy models have a padded seat and backrest to ensure a comfortable ride.
Remember, when planning to travel with a battery wheelchair, it's important to notify the airline in advance and arrive early to allow time for any necessary assistance at the airport. At Travel Buggy, we're committed to providing mobility solutions that fit your lifestyle, including travel-friendly models for your adventures.
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